What are the biggest issues confronting pharmacy in 2017?

Stressed pharmacist in dispensary

Low wages, lack of jobs, lack of recognition, discounters … what concerns you the most?

There are always pressures in pharmacy, whether financial, professional or personal.

We’ve heard about concerns over employee pharmacist wages, with PPA arguing for a 30% increase in award rates before the Fair Work Commission this year. Some owners have also been called out for underpayment of wages.

Owners may be feeling the pressure with rents at their highest in a decade, competition from discounters, concerns about what the Pharmacy Review might decide regarding deregulation, and the risk-sharing debacle.

You may be worried about a lack of jobs or lack of recognition for your professional skills, especially within a larger healthcare team.

We want to know what your pharmacy bugbears are, so let us know in the poll below.

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